SINGAPORE, February 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The national university of singapore (NUS) Business School has launched a new Master of Science (MSc) in Human Capital Management and Analysis (MSc HCMA) program to meet industry demand for human resources (HR) professionals skilled in data analysis .
Organizations today are leveraging technology to derive actionable insights from data. For the HR function, this means using analytics to gain insight into their workforce and capabilities. It is also essential that HR professionals are able to identify talent with the right skills to meet the needs of the business, especially in an uncertain economic landscape.
“The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology in organizations around the world. To identify and train the best talent, the HR function is evolving to help leaders make critical, evidence-based decisions,” said associate professor . Jayanth Narayanan, academic director of the MSc HCMA program. âOur program strikes a balance between building traditional HR skills and analytical skills that are increasingly important. As one of the leading institutions in the world, NUS is pioneering this new program to prepare students. future HR leaders by bringing together cutting-edge research in the field with practical relevance to the industry.
The one-year full-time program, aimed at young professionals with less than two years of professional experience, includes modules on human resources technology, basic human resources skills such as compensation management and behavioral skills such as managerial skills. With an emphasis on strategic thinking, conceptual thinking, and analytical skills, the program trains students to make informed HR decisions from a broader perspective, taking into account societal and industry trends. The program also provides experiential learning opportunities through industry engagement and internships.
Applications are now open for the program which will start in January 2022 and aims to admit around 35 students for the first cohort.
Emeritus professor AndrÃ© Rose, Dean of NUS Business School, said: âWe have always believed in the importance of people. The new MSc HCMA program, designed in consultation with industry, will help develop much-needed talent capable of unleashing the full potential of the workforce. With our renowned faculty, industry partnerships and vibrant student life, students will find their time at NUS Business School to be an extremely rewarding experience. “
Besides the MSc HCMA program, NUS Business School also offers pre-experience Masters in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing Analytics & Insights. In addition, it offers joint programs with other faculties and research institutes such as MSc in Supply Chain Management with NUS Faculty of Engineering and Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific at NUS, as well as the MSc in Business Analytics with the NUS School of Computing. NUS Business School is the first Asian school to join the prestigious Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), which is a global network of business schools, as well as business and social partners. NUS Business School offers the highly ranked CEMS Master in International Management (MIM) as a double degree with the Management and Marketing Analytics & Insights programs.
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